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11/23/2015

More Northwoods Fall Scenes

Hi, and back with another scheduled post. I hope you're not getting tired of seeing Fall motifs and Northwoods images. I just love these stamps, and usually they are such fun to color. Enjoyed coloring this one, but as I see the photo, doesn't look as though there is enough contrast in it, to show it off as well as might be. My eyes just don't seem to like strong contrast.
 
But first, a warm welcome to Olga of Creating with Olga and I'm so pleased to have a new friend. Olga is another lovely new blogger, so I'd appreciate it if you take time to pop over and welcome her to our wonderful Blogging community. There's a delightful Snowman with smooshed background to enjoy at the moment. Olga, thanks for becoming a new follower here.
 
 
Back to the card:
Of course the image was colored with copics, WoS, some white gel pen to highlight.

The frame was done with S/B Diamond Effects from a created background. The aperture was not quite as wide as I wanted. Actually this die does NOT cut out the center - I  had to do it with an exacto knife (not one of my best skills). It required teeth holding tongue tightly so that I didn't slip with the blade!. This is just such a pretty fall motif, it was hard to resist the stamp. Northwoods was a vendor at the August Stampaway Show we were fortunate to attend, and got a lot of my business. Their stamps are all wood mount, so storage considerations can be a factor. However they stamp out so crisply, and are such nice images, it's hard to resist them, even though the images are a bit large.

Card base is just orange, sidefold. A few rhinestones add in the corners. The tiny top & bottom swirls are cut-outs from a die used here. (on the trim embellies).

Hope you like this one. Thanks for visiting, and Blessings to you along with big hugs.

Don't forget the sale over at DeeDee's Digis.
 

28 comments:

Charlene said...

This is beautiful Mary! I love the cut on top of the beautiful coloring!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Stampsnob. said...

Love the lattice frame over the very pretty picture ..........Lis

Team Clark said...

Oh Mary, that lattice border is such a gorgeous frame for this beautifully colored image! Well done, this is exquisite!

Kathleen said...

Who could get tired of Autumn colours and these are really gorgeous colours used on the lovely images.
Brilliant card.

Kath x
PS Thanks for your comments. xx

Jean said...

This is a lovely autumn picture Mary and your colouring once again is superb. I like the diamond cut out frame you made for it too, the blue looks so pretty against the orange card.
I hope your cold is better now, a hazard of the changing seasons I guess. It has turned very cold here this week with the first frosty mornings yesterday and today.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! This card is just adorable! I thought that the image was a pre-coloured art pad... instead is a your colouring!! You have made a great work with copics!!! Love the frame, and you have perfectly cut-out the aperture with the exacto knife!! Well done!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm not tired of your fall cards yet, Mary! It's good to see the season get some of your love and attention! Thank you for the introduction to Olga! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs, Darnell

Birgit said...

This is beautifully coloured and I love stamps where one can go wild with colouring. This is very pretty

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous, Mary!

Pat said...

This is a beautiful stamp Mary and I love the way you have coloured it and S/B die cut frame with that pretty diamond pattern using that wonderfully inked piece of card complements the image perfectly, and you have cut the centre out really well too. I don't very often use a scalpel as I find it very difficult to be accurate. x

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous fall scene this is, Mary!! I love the image!! You colored it beautifully!! The frame is fabulous!! This is so pretty my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Maxine D said...

Love that image Mary - and the lattice surround is the perfect frame.
Blessings
Maxine

Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty Mary! Love that image and it is beautifully colored. Great border frame - simply gorgeous creation!

brenda said...

I fr one never tire of seeing Autumnal/Fall creations Mary, although I far prefer the warmer months, when it comes to crafting this season wins hands down every time.

I love the yellows of the blooms with the deeper centres and the little hints of orange peeping through the lattice weave stencil. A glorious card.

B x

Sue said...

I really like the colours on this card mary.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Barb said...

This is lovely Mary. You've coloured it beautifully and the lattice frame is so pretty. Barbxx

Carol L said...

I too love the Northwoods images, and this is so pretty with that great overall diamond cover up! It looks great how you cut the center panel to showcase the image. Great colors too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!!

Petra Swart said...

Your card looks beautiful, Mary!!!!! Love the frame you have around the lovely image!!!! So lovely!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Hugz

cuilliesocks said...

Another gorgeous Autumnal card Mary, love the frame and the fabulous pumkins, great colours too, Kate x

Veerle said...

I love your fall themed cards Mary, very beautiful card.
Hugs, Veerle x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Fall picture, Mary! I'd love to have this arrangement sitting on my porch! Love that diamond cut frame. I admire your patience cutting the middle with an Xacto knife!

Pippa said...

Love your Fall cards Mary. Fantastic colouring as always.

Jacee said...

Love this one Mary, great image and fab colours, I think autumn colours are my absolute fave, the frame, so pretty, I love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carol said...

What a gorgeous image Mary, beautifully coloured and framed. Carol x

Camille Short said...

Awesome card - so creative and inspiring!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card...love your sweet pumpkins and all those fabulous fall flowers. Just love seeing your cards and your amazing coloring!

Olga Fink said...

Thank you Mary so much for the warm welcome here on your blog! and thank you for taking the time to visit me and leave me a comment!
Happy Holidays!